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Cleveland’s Breakfast Club featuring Paul Sidoti was formed in 2000 in Cleveland, Ohio. With a primary focus on all the greatest hits of the 80’s, and having opened for acts such as Coolio, Nelly, Bret Michaels, and Lita Ford, they are the ultimate tribute to one of the best decades in modern music. Ranging from the great pop stylings of Journey, Duran Duran, Rick Springfield, Bryan Adams, The Cure, U2, The Cars, INXS, and J. Geils Band to the rock sounds of Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Guns and Roses, Van Halen, AC/DC, Night Ranger, and Motley Crue, they are sure to keep the dance floor packed and the crowd singing along. Although their focus is on the 80’s, Cleveland’s Breakfast Club is not limited to just that era. This highly versatile 4 piece band is adversed in all styles of music with nearly 100 years of professional playing experience. They can custom build a song list to your clients liking. Want to hear a great medley by The Beatles and The Eagles or the hot new dance songs by Walk The Moon and Bruno Mars? Cleveland’s Breakfast Club will make your event one that people talk about for a long time and won’t soon forget!

Dave Brooks

DAVE BROOKS 
Lead Vocals

Paul Sidoti

PAUL SIDOTI 
Guitars/Vocals

Brian Dossa

BRIAN DOSSA
Bass/Vocals

Tim Burris

TIM BURRIS 
Drums/Vocals

DAVE BROOKS

Dave Brooks was raised in Geneva, Ohio and began singing in bands at the age of 14 in the resort town of Geneva On The Lake. His first professional band was called Risque, an established Cleveland area band, that played in all the major concert venues at the time. He also enjoyed similar success in the bands IV Play and Gotham City in the Cleveland/Akron area. In the late 80’s the promise of new hair metal bands such as Akron-based Warrant lured Dave out to Los Angeles in the pursuit of the rock and roll dream. He formed the band Slammin’ Gladys, born out of the desperation of the L.A. grind, and they were soon signed to Priority Records. With help from long time friend, Jani Lane the lead singer of Warrant, they produced the first record which led to videos and tours with Warrant, Southgang (Butch Walker), and many more.  

Dave returned to Akron to produce the band, Junkman, and soon was a member of the Grooveyard Studio family where he produced two solo albums of his own. While producing and engineering many recordings, Dave joined Cleveland’s Breakfast Club in the early 2000’s and enjoyed a great run of packing clubs, theaters, and outdoor festivals all over Northeast Ohio. After a hiatus to record and release his latest album, “Opening Doors for Girls” reverbnation.com/davebrooks, Dave is back in the fold where it all began in the 21st century.. The one and only lead vocalist for Cleveland’s Breakfast Club!

Dave Brooks

PAUL SIDOTI

Paul Sidoti has toured since December 2007 as lead guitarist/vocalist for 10-time Grammy award winning and multi-platinum selling artist, Taylor Swift. His professional journey in the music industry started when he toured as bassist for 60’s artist, Gary Lewis and the Playboys from 1993-1999. From 2004-2007, he toured with Eric Carmen (“All By Myself”, “Almost Paradise” from Footloose, “Hungry Eyes” from Dirty Dancing, “Make Me Lose Control”) and with the reunited band Eric originally formed, Raspberries (“Go All The Way”), playing guitar/keyboards/vocals. Paul has also toured with Grammy award winning country artist, Bryan White (“From This Moment On” with Shania Twain).

As Taylor Swift’s lead guitarist, Paul’s travels have taken him to the UK, France, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Holland, Brazil, Singapore, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. He has played on numerous television shows including multiple performances on; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen Show, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, Saturday Night Live, MTV’s TRL, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest, The Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, CMT Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Brit Music Awards, Australia Music Awards, and CMA Music Fest among many others. In addition to touring, Paul has also played on Taylor’s studio album ‘Speak Now’ (5 million units) as well as appeared on the DVD concert videos, CMT Crossroads starring Taylor Swift and Def Leppard, Taylor Swift ‘Journey To Fearless’, Taylor Swift ‘Speak Now World Tour Live’ and the Apple Music concert, Taylor Swift ‘The 1989 World Tour Live’. 

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BRIAN DOSSA

On the bottom we got ‘em… Brian Dossa, a veteran of Cleveland’s rock scene since the age of 16, has played bass on the local, regional, and national stage, with many of Cleveland’s most notable acts.

At age 19, Brian was touring the US and Canada with the legendary Doors tribute band, Moonlight Drive, which included at the time future Damn Yankees and Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, Michael Cartellone. After a several year stint with the Motown band, Victory Blvd, and some time on the road with The Paul Pope Band, Brian joined forces with Cleveland guitarist, Paul Sidoti, to form Obnoxious. Obnoxious became the house band at several Cleveland hot spots and as a result was tapped to be the backup band for Cleveland Indians players, Omar Vizquel, Mark Langston and Richie Sexson for their charity event, ‘Tribe Jam’. At ‘Tribe Jam’, the band played to a sold-out crowd at the 5,500 seat venue, Nautica in the Flats, with Alan White of Yes on drums and special guest, Eddie Money. The pinnacle moment of Brian’s tenure in Obnoxious was at Cleveland Browns’ legend, Bernie Kosar’s, charity concert at that same venue where he shared lead vocal duties with Darius Rucker for the evening’s finale.

As a recording artist, Brian has played with the Mike Farley Band and the Tony Lang Band. While a member of both bands, Brian shared the stage with such notable artists as The Tubes, 10,000 Maniacs and Better Than Ezra. As Obnoxious morphed into original band, Boxer, Brian performed bass duties on the album, “By The Seat Of Our Pants”. Boxer consisted of Dossa on bass, Paul Sidoti on guitar, Jeff Soukup on vocals, and Jim Bonfanti of the influential 70’s power pop band, Raspberries, on drums. On many occasions, Brian has sat in on bass with Jim Bonfanti, Wally Bryson and Eric Carmen to perform Raspberries hits.

Over the last 12 years, Brian has held down the bottom with Cleveland’s Breakfast Club. CBC has been a workhorse band, playing every weekend in Cleveland area clubs, festivals, and halls entertaining thousands of 80’s rock fans everywhere!

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Brian Dossa

TIM BURRIS

Tim Burris was born in Cleveland, OH and has played drums professionally for well over 20 years. His ability to play many styles of music ranging from disco, hard rock, pop, dance, and funk led to his involvement in some of the area’s and region’s top touring bands. He has founded or co-founded show bands and tribute acts including Disco Explosion, The Shagadelics, L80’s Night, Easy Glistening, and Old Skool. As an original artist, he has recorded and toured all over the country. As an opener, some of Tim’s original bands have shared the stage with artists such as Alice In Chains, Ratt, Ted Nugent, Kool & The Gang, and Coolio among others.

Tim joined Cleveland’s Breakfast Club in 2008 and instantly became a fan favorite. With his rock solid grooves, amazing stick twirling abilities, and great showmanship, he is the foundation of the band. 

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

  • “Check out Cleveland’s Breakfast Club first chance you get! Consummate musicians come together to celebrate the best decade of music ever and, it's RAD!”

    Debbie Gibson
    Singer/Songwriter
  • “I've known Paul Sidoti for many years. A fellow Ohioan who certainly got his fill of 'Classic Rock' here in the heartland!! I sat in with his Eagles' tribute band, Tequila Sunrise, and they were INCREDIBLE!!! He is ALWAYS great on and off the stage....that being said....any and every project that Paul puts his hands on simply shines and is very successful.....(You don't just get the Taylor Swift guitar gig unless you earn it).

    Cleveland’s Breakfast Club is his latest project and they are AMAZING!!! Please go out and hear them....you will NOT be disappointed... The 80's covers are perfect and the Eagles' catalogue is OUTSTANDING!!! BRAVO Paul on your new band.... Cleveland’s Breakfast Club....ROCKS!!!!

    (PS....can I sit in with you guys sometime??)” 

    Joe Vitale
    Drums, keyboards, percussion
    - Joe Walsh, Eagles, & Crosby, Stills, & Nash
  •  “Wow!! It was almost like hearing us play these tunes! My good buddy Paul nailed my solos and the vocals sound great! Thanks for flying the Night Ranger banner. Cleveland’s Breakfast Club rocks!!” 

    Brad Gillis
    Guitars, Vocals
    - Night Ranger 
  • "Incredible! The band sounds super tight. Paul is a dear friend and it's so cool that you all are playing our songs. Great job guys!”

    Kelly Keagy
    Drums, Vocals
    - Night Ranger
  • “Cleveland’s Breakfast Club rocks man!! They sound just like the record and I loved jamming KISS, Van Halen, and Ozzy Osbourne with them! They’re also my very good amigos! Rock on!!” 

    Omar Vizquel
    Cleveland Indians Shortstop 1994-2004
  •  "I've known a couple of the guys in Cleveland's Breakfast Club for 15 years. They played with us at Tribe Jam concerts in 1999 and 2000 and absolutely rocked the place! It was a blast getting to play guitar on all my favorite 80's classics and I even invited my good friend, Eddie Money, as a guest artist. Alan White from Yes joined on drums and together with Paul and Brian we blazed through all of Eddie's biggest hits. They are an unbelievable band and also a great group of guys.”

    Mark Langston
    Los Angeles Angels Radio Announcer, pitcher for Cleveland Indians 1999-2000, California Angels 1990-97
  • “Cleveland’s Breakfast Club is one of my all-time favorite bands! Being such a big fan of the 80’s they do all the classics so perfectly. I actually played in a band with drummer, Tim Burris, years ago and he’s a real sweetheart. I’ve known Paul a number of years as well and saw him on the big concert stage this past year. Just great, great guys and the perfect band for any event. We’ve had them on the show many times and they are one of our viewers' favorites! Go check them out if they’re in your area. It’s a great night of nostalgia!” 

    Stefani Schaefer
    FOX 8 News Cleveland anchor 

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